Various Artists: Masters of the Boogie Piano (2003)
This disc serves nicely as a reminder of the role boogie woogie piano has played in jazz history. Think of its impact on Ellington and Monk and Jacki Byard. Too bad they aren't in the Delmark vaults. Someone should do a jazz piano anthology someday that juxtaposes them with their boogie woogie ancestors. In the meantime, this is a smart purchase for any piano blues fan who wants a broad overview of this rhythmically pounding, ever-energizing style.
Track Listing: 1. Wilkins Street Stomp, 2. Bear Cat Crawl, 3. a Boogie Woogie, 4. North Gulfport Blues, 5. 66 Stomp, 6. Clo Clo Boogie, 7. Hersal Blues, 8. Bye Bye Baby, 9. Bass Key Boogie, 10. Memories of Albert Ammons, 11. Curtis Jones' Boogie Woogie, Boogie Woogie Blues
Personnel: Speckled Red, Meade Lux Lewis, Sir Charles Thompson, Roosevelt Sykes, Pete Johnson, Key Saydak, Albert Ammons, Robert McCoy, Little Brother Montgomery, Steve Behr, Curtis Jones
Record Label: Delmark Records